Stuart K. Hayashi
Atlas Shrugged is being made into a movie and the front runner for the starring role is . . . Angelina "The Lips" Jolie (referral from: Brown 7/13/06)
I recall Atlas Shrugged explaining that it was wrong for the federal government to extort people's money and then send it to impoverished people's republics.
Angelina Jolie famously demands that the federal government extort your money and then send it to the Third World.
And she makes that demand after having read and publicly praised this book.
Why is this woman getting the role? (Because she has more box-office clout than anyone else; that's why.)
I know that an actress doesn't necessarily have to agree with her character's philosophy, but . . . geez Louise!
What next? How about casting Al Franken as John Galt?
And how about a cameo from Prof. Cornel West as Hugh Akston?